BMW F 850 GS 2022 vs. Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019

BMW F 850 GS 2022

BMW F 850 GS 2022

Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019

Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019

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Overview - BMW F 850 GS 2022 vs Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019

The BMW F 850 GS 2022 and the Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019 are both enduro motorcycles with similar engine specifications. They both have a 853cc engine with a bore of 84mm and a stroke of 77mm. However, there are some notable differences between the two bikes.

In terms of power, the BMW F 850 GS 2022 has a slight advantage with 95 HP compared to the Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019's 80 HP. The BMW also has a higher torque of 92 Nm compared to the Moto Guzzi's 80 Nm. This means that the BMW may offer better acceleration and overall performance.

Both bikes have an electric starter and a transmission, but the BMW F 850 GS 2022 uses a chain drive while the Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019 uses a prop shaft drive. The chain drive of the BMW may require more maintenance compared to the prop shaft drive of the Moto Guzzi, which is known for being easy to care for.

In terms of suspension, both bikes have upside-down telescopic forks at the front and swing arm suspension at the rear. However, the BMW F 850 GS 2022 has a larger front fork diameter of 43mm compared to the Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019's 41mm. The BMW also has a longer travel distance for both the front and rear suspension, offering better off-road capabilities.

BMW F 850 GS 2022

BMW F 850 GS 2022

In terms of chassis, both bikes have a steel frame. The BMW F 850 GS 2022 has a steel frame, which may contribute to its overall weight of 229 kg (with ABS). The Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019 also has a steel frame and weighs the same as the BMW.

Both bikes have double disk brakes at the front, but the Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019 offers additional advanced rider assistance systems such as riding modes, ride by wire, and traction control. The BMW F 850 GS 2022 only has ABS as its advanced rider assistance system.

In terms of dimensions and weights, the BMW F 850 GS 2022 has a larger front tire diameter of 21 inches compared to the Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019's 19 inches. Both bikes have a rear tire width of 150mm and a rear tire diameter of 17 inches. The seat height of the BMW is slightly higher at 860mm compared to the Moto Guzzi's 830mm. The Moto Guzzi has a larger fuel tank capacity of 21 liters compared to the BMW's 15 liters.

In terms of strengths, the BMW F 850 GS 2022 offers good wind and weather protection, a well-thought-out operating concept, practical equipment, and great connectivity solutions. It also has very accessible operation and driveability in everyday use and offers good seat comfort.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019

Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019

On the other hand, the Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019 has a cozy and forgiving V2 engine with a great sound. It also has good decelerating brakes and a very iconic and beautiful exterior. The Moto Guzzi is also suitable for light off-road terrain and has an easy-care cardan drive.

In terms of weaknesses, the BMW F 850 GS 2022 is said to have vibrations in the upper rev range, a boring engine, a stiff quickshifter gearstick, and a front damping that is too lax. The fork is also not adjustable, and some riders may find the bike to have a ponderous feel. Additionally, the front brake could do with more bite.

The Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019 is said to lack sportiness and performance according to some editors. It is also unsuitable for harder off-road tracks and taller pilots may find it difficult to drive in a standing position.

Overall, both the BMW F 850 GS 2022 and the Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019 have their own strengths and weaknesses. The BMW offers better power and performance, while the Moto Guzzi has a more iconic design and is suitable for light off-road terrain. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications BMW F 850 GS 2022 compared to Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine typeEngine typeIn lineEngine typeV
BoreBore84 mmBore84 mm
StrokeStroke77 mmStroke77 mm
Engine powerEngine power95 HPEngine power80 HP
Rpm at Max. PowerRpm at Max. Power8250 rpmRpm at Max. Power7750 rpm
TorqueTorque92 NmTorque80 Nm
Rpm at TorqueRpm at Torque6250 rpmRpm at Torque5000 rpm
Compression RatioCompression Ratio12.7 Compression Ratio10.5
Fuel systemFuel systemInjectionFuel systemInjection
Throttle BoreThrottle Bore48 mmThrottle Bore52 mm
StarterStarterElectricStarterElectric
Clutch TypeClutch TypeMultiplate in oil-bathClutch TypeToughened
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionProp shaft
Transmission TypeTransmission TypeGearshiftTransmission TypeGearshift
Number of gearsNumber of gears6Number of gears6
CylindersCylinders2Cylinders2
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
Valves per cylinderValves per cylinder4Valves per cylinder2
ValvesValvesDOHCValvesOHV
CoolingCoolingliquidCoolingOil-air
DisplacementDisplacement853 ccmDisplacement853 ccm

Suspension Front

Front suspensionFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic forkFront suspensionUpside-Down telescopic fork
DiameterDiameter43 mmDiameter41 mm
TravelTravel204 mmTravel170 mm

Suspension Rear

SuspensionSuspensionSwing armSuspensionSwing arm
Shock absorberShock absorberMonoshockShock absorberMonoshock
Shock mountShock mountdirectShock mountdirect
TravelTravel219 mmTravel170 mm
AdjustmentAdjustmentPreload, ReboundAdjustmentPreload
MaterialMaterialAluminiumMaterialSteel

Chassis

FrameFrameSteelFrameSteel

Brakes Front

TypeTypeDouble diskTypeDouble disk
DiameterDiameter305 mmDiameter320 mm
PistonPistonDouble pistonPistonFour pistons
ActuationActuationHydraulicActuationHydraulic

Brakes Rear

TypeTypeDiscTypeDisc
DiameterDiameter265 mmDiameter260 mm
PistonPistonSingle pistonPistonDouble piston

Assistance Systems

Advanced Rider Assistance SystemsAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABSAdvanced Rider Assistance SystemsABS, Riding modes, Ride by Wire, Traction control

Dimensions and Weights

Front tyre widthFront tyre width90 mmFront tyre width110 mm
Front tyre heightFront tyre height90 %Front tyre height80 %
Front tyre diameterFront tyre diameter21 inchFront tyre diameter19 inch
Rear tyre widthRear tyre width150 mmRear tyre width150 mm
Rear tyre heightRear tyre height70 %Rear tyre height70 %
Rear tyre diameterRear tyre diameter17 inchRear tyre diameter17 inch
Seat HeightSeat Height860 mmSeat Height830 mm
Kerb Weight (with ABS)Kerb Weight (with ABS)229 kgKerb Weight (with ABS)229 kg
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity15 lFuel Tank Capacity21 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

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Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

BMW F 850 GS 2022

BMW F 850 GS 2022

The BMW F 850 GS also scores points in 2022 with its pleasant ergonomics and accessible character. Operation is easy and you quickly feel comfortable on the motorbike. The longer the tour, the more you miss the finesse in the details. The damping of the fork is too lax and not adjustable. The engine gets a bit boring in the long run, and the gearstick and quickshifter are always stiff. In direct comparison with other touring enduros, it is always somewhat overshadowed by more exciting models.

Good wind and weather protection

well thought-out operating concept

practical equipment

very accessible operation and driveability in everyday use

good seat comfort

great connectivity solution

Vibrations in the upper rev range

boring engine

stiff quickshifter gearstick

front damping too lax

fork not adjustable

ponderous feel

front brake could do with more bite.

Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019

Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019

The cruiser among the touring enduros radiates cosiness and sovereignty. Its thundering V2 engine moves well and forgivingly. The chassis and brakes also work well. It is just as ill-suited to extreme off-road situations as it is in the hands of notorious knee-grinders. The Moto Guzzi V 85 TT likes to do its rounds in a refined and comfortable manner, and even for longer tours it offers enough practical comfort with its cardan drive and ergonomics. On top of that, it looks sensational and conveys emotion. The only thing some of our testers would like is a few more horses than its 80 hp.

Cosy, forgiving V2 engine

great sound

good decelerating brakes

very iconic, beautiful exterior

suitable for light off-road terrain

easy-care cardan drive

some of our editors would like to see more sportiness and performance

unsuitable for harder off-road tracks

driving in a standing position difficult for taller pilots

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price BMW F 850 GS vs Moto Guzzi V85 TT

There are a few key differences between a BMW F 850 GS 2022 and a Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019. In terms of price, the actual average price of a BMW F 850 GS 2022 is about 55% higher. Compared to Moto Guzzi V85 TT 2019 there are less BMW F 850 GS 2022 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 6 compared to 18. It takes less time to sell a Moto Guzzi V85 TT with 87 days compared to 105 days for the BMW F 850 GS. Since model year 2018 1000PS.de editors have written 31 reviews for the BMW F 850 GS and 15 reviews for the Moto Guzzi V85 TT since model year 2018. The first review for the BMW F 850 GS was published on 11/21/2017 and now has more than 69,800 views. This compares to more than 73,200 views for the first review on Moto Guzzi V85 TT published on 11/27/2017.

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